Established over 3,000 years ago, the city of Jerusalem, also known as the “city of gold” is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities of the world. The spiritual center to the world’s three monotheistic religions–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam–Jerusalem is a microcosm of age-old faiths and cultures. From ancient times until today, Jews continue to pray at the Western Wall, Christians at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and Muslims at the Al-Aqsa Mosque–all within walking distance from each other.
Though the city has endured much throughout the years, Jerusalem remains one of the most stunning cities for wandering. Get lost in its alleyways and busy outdoor markets, discover its museums, traipse through the City of David, visit the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, pay tribute at Mount Herzl, where Israel’s founders are buried, amble through city’s religious and secular neighborhoods, and get in some shopping and eating on Jerusalem’s busy Ben Yehuda Street or Emek Refaim.
Jerusalem is the focus of political discussion and religious debate–and is constantly in the media. Experience life in the city that has captured the hearts and minds of billions of people for thousands of years.